Poll: How Long have you been looking?

Poll: How Long have you been looking?

  • Less than a month

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Less than 3 months

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Less than 6 months

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Less than 1 year

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Over 1 year

    Votes: 4 40.0%

  • Total voters
    10

TopLink

Forum Founder
Staff member
Just curious. For those who have been looking for a job, how long have you been looking?
 

pinoyjade100

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

in terms of just a simple job, i guess i just got my job in less than a month. Though when it comes to the permanent and best stable job, i guess it went around a year for me and i am still searching
 

Thejamal

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

Misclicked, but I'll be back in the job market very soon once my internship runs out next month. I'm hoping I'll be able to get hired on with the same publication, but that's not something I'll be able to 100% depend on.

Before getting this internship though, I had been looking for something for well over a year. Its still not a easy job market, despite what the job growth numbers are saying from the administration. The key is to just keep at it and not give up until you find something. Eventually, SOME job will open up and give that opportunity.
 

grandmotherof4

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I have been searching for about 7 months now. There have been options for a job but not one that I have wanted to take.
 

Clairelouise84

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I was looking for four months, it was not until I was job searching that I realised how desperately under qualified I am for just about everything in the whole freaking world. I took the first job I was offered and I hate it.
 

Starbucks Junkie

Forum Manager
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I was looking for four months, it was not until I was job searching that I realised how desperately under qualified I am for just about everything in the whole freaking world. I took the first job I was offered and I hate it.
Claire,

We have all done jobs at some point that we have hated, let it be your motivation to gain as much experience as you can from this job, be the best at everything, and then use this new found experience to leap to a more desirable role.

In my early years in Supply Chain, I very rarely stayed in the same role for more than 18 month, I gained my experience, got some achievements under my belt and than moved up the ladder to the next role, always ensuring that I travelled up the ladder each time and not down.

Us this role no matter how much you dislike it as the first rung in the ladder and propel yourself quickly to the next rung...

SJ
 

KylerA

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I'm really tired of looking for jobs around here, It's been more than 6 months and it's really tiring and frustrating for me, especially when I need the money.
 

Doc Moose

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

Information Technology, Computers are my priority but basically just anything at all to get some money for myself.
Have you considered taking your expertise online? I mean there are online job sites like freelancer.com, odesk.com, etc. where you can offer your service for a fee. You can even consider fiverr.com.
 

KylerA

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

Have you considered taking your expertise online? I mean there are online job sites like freelancer.com, odesk.com, etc. where you can offer your service for a fee. You can even consider fiverr.com.
I've tried them. There are too many people on there just as there are many people in the world employed that the chance of you getting a job is so little that it's not worth the effort anymore.
 

Doc Moose

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I've tried them. There are too many people on there just as there are many people in the world employed that the chance of you getting a job is so little that it's not worth the effort anymore.
I understand how you feel. I was there before. It was very hard to get a head start but once you get your first positive feedback, you will easily get notice by employers. Just remember, try and try until you succeed.
 

KylerA

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I understand how you feel. I was there before. It was very hard to get a head start but once you get your first positive feedback, you will easily get notice by employers. Just remember, try and try until you succeed.
How can I get a positive feedback? or a job to begin with, or perhaps noticed?
 

Doc Moose

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

How can I get a positive feedback? or a job to begin with, or perhaps noticed?
You must go the extra mile to get the project. It is not enough that you show to the employer that you are interested in his project. You must also send him samples of your work so he could have an idea of your capability to deliver the desired output. For example, if the employer wants 100 names, email, and address, then you send him samples of 5 names to convince him that he will be getting the right results. And more importantly, your bid must be low enough than the others to get a good chance of being selected.
 
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I spent six months looking for a job, which actually evolved into where I'm at now. I was working as general kitchen staff in a hospital, where I did all the dirty work (and in a kitchen, there's a lot of dirty work you have to do that keeps the place as clean as a customer should expect it to be.) I still do a lot of dirty work, but my job has evolved past kitchen help to managing the store rooms (dry, frozen, and non-time sensitive.) A good deal of my job is trying to anticipate kitchen need which can be exhausting.

I ended up here through a reorganization of staff that left us one supervisor short and I was brought up to speed to deal with it temporarily and after a bit of time the big dogs decided I was doing the job fine. I'm starting to really enjoy the work, especially when I can come in under budget, as that leaves a little bit of wiggle room to try new product and recipes. Normally the budget's so tight I can't get my finger in the clipboard, so I like finding ways to optimize things. I also work with local food suppliers, which is interesting. It's like a field trip whenever you can get out of the kitchen for a couple hours.
 

KylerA

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

You must go the extra mile to get the project. It is not enough that you show to the employer that you are interested in his project. You must also send him samples of your work so he could have an idea of your capability to deliver the desired output. For example, if the employer wants 100 names, email, and address, then you send him samples of 5 names to convince him that he will be getting the right results. And more importantly, your bid must be low enough than the others to get a good chance of being selected.
I guess so, but I just lost hope in it really.
 

Doc Moose

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I guess so, but I just lost hope in it really.
I understand your situation. With plenty of freelancers coming in, competition will be very stiff and it's very hard to get selected. When I was just starting out, there was not much competition, and getting projects that paid by the hour was not so difficult.
 

Noreht

New member
Re: Poll: How Long have you been looking?

I do currently have a job, but I am still open to new jobs and have been actively looking for almost 2 years now. Before that it took my 3 months to get my current job.
 
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